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Kilimanjaro Machame Route

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult ... Read More

Kilimanjaro Machame route - 36 Trips with 33 Reviews

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  • Spot the black and white colobus monkeys.
  • Transport is included.
  • Staff salaries are included on the costs.
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Enosa Expeditions
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

of 13 reviews
This route, with its steep passages and higher altitudes, offers you occasional views of Mount ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Enosa Expeditions Active 5 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,600 7 days View Tour
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Apr 25
Apr 26
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  • Trekking the Highest Mountain of Africa.
  • Perfect Option for Those with Just 6 Days.
  • Easy to Acclimatize and Better Chances of Successful Climb.
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Tanzania Tours Directory
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6 Day Mt. Kilimanjaro Trek (Machame Route)

Mount Kilimanjaro's Machame route is a popular hike favored by experienced backpackers. For those who ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Tanzania Tours Directory
From US$ 1,500 6 days View Tour
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Apr 25
Apr 26
Highlights
  • Machame offers the best route for acclimatization.
  • Fantastic views of natural scenery and snow-capped peaks.
  • Ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on African continent.
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Migration Venture Africa Ltd

Kilimanjaro Climb- Machame Route

of 6 reviews
For those who only have 6 days to climb Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Migration Venture Africa Ltd
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,600 6 days View Tour
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Apr 25
Apr 26
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  • 7 days to climb Kilimanjaro Mountain via Machame route.
  • Explore the fascinating African wildlife.
  • Specialist hiking guide in Kilimanjaro National Park.
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Dahlia Africa
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Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking Combined With Wildlife Safari

of 2 reviews
The seven day Machame route trek is the ideal schedule for this route. On the ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Dahlia Africa
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 2,900 13 days View Tour
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Today
Apr 24
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  • Conquer Africa's highest peak..
  • Witness the curvature of the earth..
  • Trek past verdant forests and silent glaciers..
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G Adventures
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Mt Kilimanjaro Trek - Machame Route (8 Days)

Possibly the most scenic route to the summit, Machame boasts several paths to its highest ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator G Adventures Active 16 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
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From US$ 3,249 US$ 2,437 8 days View Tour
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Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

of 2 reviews
The Seven (7) day Machame route approaches Kilimanjaro through forest and moorland from the south-west ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd Active 11 hours ago
From US$ 1,983 9 days View Tour
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Apr 25
Apr 26
Highlights
  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro and also the most scenic route on the mountain..
  • High success rate of reaching to Uhuru Peak..
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Maasai Wanderings
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route, 7 Day Private

of 3 reviews
Kilimanjaro Machame Route with Karanga Valley acclimatisation - 7 days Often called the "Whiskey Route" ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Maasai Wanderings
From US$ 2,395 7 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 25
Apr 26
Highlights
  • Referred to as the "Whiskey route", it is better suited for the more adventurous hiker.
  • The route offers some truly beautiful and varied scenery.
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Zara Tours
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Kilimanjaro Northern Circuit

of 3 reviews
The Kilimanjaro Machame route is by a wide margin the least-used route on Kilimanjaro, getting ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Zara Tours
From US$ 2,048 11 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 25
Apr 26
Highlights
  • Uhuru Peak.
  • Stella Point.
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Altezza Travel
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Mt. Kilimanjaro - Umbwe Route, 8 Days

The route Umbwe is almost parallel to Machame. The two treks merge at Barranco camp ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Altezza Travel
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,806 8 days View Tour
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Apr 25
Apr 26
Highlights
  • Summit the majestic Kilimanjaro with a small/medium sized-group.
  • Enjoy the climb through forest, moorland and desert.
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Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd
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6-Day Tanzania Explorers Machame Climbing

The 6-Day Machame route package approaches Kilimanjaro through forest and moorland from the south-west and ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Anapa Travel Tanzania Ltd Active 11 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,494 6 days View Tour
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Apr 25
Apr 26
Highlights
  • Kilimanjaro trekking on Machame route.
  • Trekking during the day and overnights in campsites..
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Novi Travel & Tours
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

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Of the seven main routes used to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Machame route is the ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Novi Travel & Tours
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,800 8 days View Tour
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Apr 25
Apr 26
Highlights
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world.
  • Magnificent views from various viewpoints.
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Braventure Africa
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7 Days Machame Route

On this trek, we will be climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa through ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Braventure Africa
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,750 7 days View Tour
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Apr 25
Apr 26
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  • Most challenging route on Kilimanjaro and also the most scenic route on the mountain.
  • Best route for acclimatization.
  • High success rate of reaching to Uhuru Peak.
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Bless Africa Tours and Safaris
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7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route

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The Machame route, also known as the “Whiskey” route, is now the most popular ascent ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Bless Africa Tours and Safaris Active 17 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,600 7 days View Tour
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Apr 25
Apr 26
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  • Getting to the top of highest mountain in Africa.
  • Impressive views.
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Seven Wonders Safaris
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6 Days Trek To The Roof Of Africa - Kilimanjaro

This 6 day trip will take you to the Roof of Africa - Mt. Kilimanjaro ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Arusha/Arusha View Map
  • Operator Seven Wonders Safaris
From US$ 1,450 6 days View Tour
Next Departures
Apr 25
Apr 26
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  • Referred to as the "Whiskey route", it is better suited for the more adventurous hiker.
  • Ascent to Uhuru Peak, the highest point on African continent.
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Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris Ltd
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Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Also known as the “Whiskey” route, the Machame route is now the most popular ascent ... Read More
  • Starts /Ends Moshi/Moshi View Map
  • Operator Tanzania Joy Tours and Safaris Ltd Active 18 hours ago
  • Tour Type Private Tour
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Kilimanjaro Machame route Reviews

4.8 - Excellent Based on 33 customer reviews
MOUNT KILIMANJARO TREK AND SAFARI Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
Tolis From Greece At
5 - Excellent
“We had an amazing trek and safari with Enosa Expedition.
We did the 7 day trek through Machame route. Noel, the owner of the company was always there to answer our questions while planning our trip. During the trek the guys made us feel comfortable all the time, the food was more than plenty and very tasty. Every day upon arrival at each camp everything was set to make us feel like home. Special thanks to all the porters, our guides Anton, Fraterino and Preygod and the amazing cook Sheidi. We also did a two day safari at lake Manyara and Ngorongoro crater, our driver Shirima was an exceptional person, polite and kind always keen to help.
Everything was perfect, it was an unforgetable trip.
Thanks again Noel and everyone else.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: 7 Days Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking - Machame Route
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5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
15Day Kili & safari with Dahlia Africa Reviewed Tour: Mount Kilimanjaro Trekking combined with Wildlife Safari
Jamal Takoon From Australia At
5 - Excellent
“This tour was absolutely AMAZING with Dahlia Africa, if you're even considering doing it just take the plunge it's worth every penny! I can't say enough about our safari guide Faza and his Kili team & Our Safari Driver guide Hans.

FOR SAFARI PART:
Hans is an awesome animal seeker and spotter, well informative with a wealth of knowledge about everything in the National Parks.
We can’t say enough about Brian who organizes this trip from our first email, the choice of accommodation was breathtaking, we had our recommendations but he advised other cozier accommodations which we trusted and was the best.



FOR KILIMANJARO PART:
is more about the team led by Faza and his team of porters and chef they are story teller and the trip would not have been the same without them. I went into this excited for the physical adventure but I learned so much which was just icing on the cake making the trip that much better. These guys are amazing cooks (I wish they sold a guide cookbook, I ate way better on the trip than I do at home) and made sure each and everyone one of us was well taken care of. We had a group of 7 plus our two guides which was the perfect size and afforded us the ability to split up into two groups on the second day so part of the younger group could trek fast than the older ones. The hike in and out was not as bad as I expected just make sure you are well hydrated and eat plenty of snacks and drink enough water, which the guides make sure you do.
All in all I can't recommend this trip with Dahlia Tours enough! I am a professional travel advisor and will be recommending this trip and company to all of my clients. We are selective about the companies we work with, only partnering with the most reputable companies who will take care of our clients and have them coming back raving and wanting to do another trip. I am glad I was part of this trips”

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Overview

Approaching Mount Kilimanjaro from the southwest, Machame is the second most popular of the Kilimanjaro routes. It is also known as the “Whiskey” route since it is more arduous than the “Coca Cola” (Marangu) route owing to its longer and steeper walks, and lack of sleeping huts. Although Machame is regarded a difficult route, it paradoxically has a higher success rate than the Marangu Route.

Beginning at the south-west side of the mountain, the route takes around six day to complete; however, seven days is advised for a day should spent for acclimatization for safety reasons and for a higher probability of a successful summit. Climbers will sleep in designated campsites in tents. Trekkers have two options to reach Uhuru Peak. Majority of the trekkers choose the long Barafu Trail that offer the scenic view of the Rebmann Glacier. The other route is on the Western Breach Route, which is more thrilling and traverses through Lava tower and the Arrow Glacier.

The Machame Route is a very popular trail probably because climbers experience spectacular scenic beauty and diversity. The trail starts off by traversing through the lush, green rainforest to the moorlands and then to dry and dusty Shira Plateau. After climbing up to the Uhuru Peak in the Arctic climate zone, the descent is made on the steep Mweka Route, which allows trekkers to experience the dry mountain desert and the lowland forest. So, take this route if you want a more challenging and scenically varied trail to the mountain and don’t mind crowds.

Machame Route - Trek Facts
Trek Difficulty: Moderate To Difficult
Trek Duration: 7 Days
Max Altitude: 5,895 Meters
Accommodation: Camping
Best Season: All Year

Kilimanjaro Machame Route - Itinerary

The below is a sample itinerary. It may vary slightly depending on the final trekking agency you choose to go with:

  • Day 1: Trek starts and we will go to Machame Camp 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 2: To Shira Camp 4 – 5 hours
  • Day 3: To Barranco Camp via Lava Tower 4 – 6 hours
  • Day 4: To Barafu Camp via Karanga Valley 7 - 8 hours
  • Day 5: To Summit and Mweka Camp 11 – 14 hours
  • Day 6: To Moshi 3 – 4 hours

Trekking facts for the Machame route in a nutshell

  • It is the most popular route -- 45% of climbers
  • Heavy Traffic
  • Moderately expensive (comparatively) as it starts at a remote location
  • Camping
  • It is a very scenic route (and also the reason for its popularity)
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